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Wednesday, 3 April 2019
Enjoy more outdoor living

With so many people spending more time and money on transforming their gardens to become an extension of the home, the only thing holding them back from enjoying their new space is the unreliability of the British weather. Not anymore! The newly updated Heat Collection from Chesneys is a great way to get outside more often, come rain or shine. Employing the innovative technology employed in their collection of indoor wood burning stoves, they have created five unique products which produce hardly any smoke, run on very little fuel and are a safe and effective way to live and entertain outdoors.

Monday, 18 March 2019
New displays in our Manchester Fireplace Showroom

Constantly evolving, our fabulous fireplace showroom in Middleton, Manchester displays an extensive range of fires, fireplaces and stoves from the UK's leading manufacturers. We have recently added several exciting new designs including gas fires and gas stoves from Gazco, a 'Pryzm' marble, free-standing electric fireplace suite by Elgin & Hall and a complete electric suite by Flamerite. With all gas and electric displays being 'live', you can really appreciate their beauty, realism and warmth and imagine them taking centre stage in your home!

Thursday, 7 March 2019
Introducing the Mk2 Kinder Celena Gas Fire

The Celena HE is a versatile, high efficiency gas fire. Square proportions make it ideally suited to a variety of installations whether raised up in the wall with a 4 sided trim or 'trimless' into a hearth mounted fireplace surround. New for 2019, the Mk2 version now boasts an improved burner and log effect fuel bed, choice of gloss black enamel or cream vermiculite interior panels and a special 'non-reflective' glass front panel giving the illusion of a real open fire. Superb performance and excellent high efficiency make this a great gas fire for modern day living.

Thursday, 14 February 2019
Electric Just Got Real!

With many new homes being built without a chimney or flue, electric fires are extremely popular and the advancements in realism over recent years have led to many homeowners opting for electric. Low cost LED technology producing stunning visual effects that recreate the charm and ambience of a real flame. We have listed our favourites in this blog which are available in a variety of styles including inset electric fires designed to be fitted into a fireplace surround, electric stoves, wall-mounted electric fires and free-standing complete electric fireplace suites.

Monday, 4 February 2019
Contemporary living at its Scandi best

The Odin wood burning stove is a versatile, ultra-modern appliance that allows you to create a spectacular feature in your home. Whether you opt for the wall-hung Odin, ceiling mounted or on it's own dedicated Plateau base, you can be assured that this cutting-edge design will really stand out. Designed and crafted in The Netherlands, it boasts incredible performance and efficiency whilst the single sided Odin is also approved for use in smoke controlled areas.

Wednesday, 23 January 2019
Dik Geurts - A stunning range of designer wood burning stoves

Dik Geurts was acquired by DRU in 2007, is a brand that represents distinctive, contemporary styling combined with robust build quality. The fabulous Dik Geurts brand to produces a range of wood burning and multi-fuel products that cover all domestic applications. You can choose from classic, no nonsense woodburners, versatile solid fuel stoves, curvaceous and panoramic 3-sided log burning stoves and inset wood fires that will not look out of place in any style of home. Dik Geurts wood fires and stoves are easy to use, energy efficient, clean burning and built to stand the test of time.

Monday, 7 January 2019
What style of fireplace will suit my home?

A fireplace will become a major feature of your home. It provides a central focal point and depending on the fire you choose, it can also offer highly efficient heat. Making sure you choose the right one to suit your individual style is essential. There are a number of things to consider; the type of heating appliance you have, the style of your décor – whether traditional, retro or contemporary and the size and materials used.

Whether your preference is a wood burning stove or an ultra-modern 'hole-in-the-wall' style gas fire, the right surround or mantelpiece will enhance your fire and give your home warmth and character. This blog will give you tips on ensuring you choose the perfect model for your home!

Thursday, 20 December 2018
The Flamerite Glazer Fire & Modular Suite will make a statement in any room

A new concept from British electric fire manufacturer Flamerite that allows you to create a spectacular focal point in almost any room in your home. The Glazer fire is a stunning, 3-sided electric fire that can be supplied on its own so you can build a custom surround to fit the fire into or for a complete solution, there is a choice of custom made modular suites: the Exo, Iona and Strato.

Simple, 'hang-on-the-wall' installation with the Strato suite also includes versions which can provide a fashionable storage solution for your television and media equipment.

Friday, 7 December 2018
Five of the best fireplaces for 2019

The latest and greatest fireplaces for 2019 offer plenty of reasons to transform your home. While some bring new unique designs, others boast the very latest gas fire technology that allow you to fit an oversize fire in Class 2 Pre-Cast flues, offering a new dimension to fireplace installation. Our list includes our favourite models available that combine stunning good looks, versatility and value for money. No matter what your style preference is, there's a fireplace to suit all tastes and budgets.

Thursday, 22 November 2018
Love stoves  hate fuss?

Many of our customers in Greater Manchester love the idea of having a multi fuel or wood burning stove at home – but are not so keen on the work that can be associated with lighting and maintaining a stove. Here at we can offer the best of both worlds.

An extensive range of gas fires and electric fires that offer the charm and character of a real stove combined with the instant controllability of gas and electric.

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